Gayle Hanlon

Dec 25, 2018
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Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1021 Poplar Street in La Porte City


9:30-10:30 A.M. Saturday at the Church.


West View Cemetery, La Porte City


May be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.


Gayle Hanlon, age 95, of Cedar Falls and formerly of La Porte City, died Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo.

She was born June 18, 1923 in rural Cresco, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Nora (Greenslade) McCabe.  Gayle graduated from Cresco High School with the Class of 1941.  She was united in marriage with Paul J. Hanlon on December 26, 1942 in rural Cresco.  He preceded her in death on April 18, 1999.

Gayle taught country schools near Cresco for 2 years and then worked for La Porte City Schools for 19 years in the hot lunch program.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City.  Gayle loved spending time with her family and always enjoyed a good card game.

Survivors include 3 sons, Terry (Ruth) Hanlon of Port Charlotte, FL., Francis (Sen) Hanlon of Waterloo and Garen Hanlon of the Philippines; 3 daughters, Carol (Dave) Tjaden of Waterloo, Dolores (Mark) Taute of Cedar Falls and Lani (Mark) Kullberg of Bedford, TX; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters-in-law, Janice McCabe of Eagan, MN and Joyce Hanlon of Harmony, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 3 sisters, Bertina Swain, Luella Kasten and Nellie Kelly and 4 brothers, Richard, Leonard, Joseph and Clifford McCabe.

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  1. MARVIN HRUBES | Jan 03, 2019
    Our prayers and sympathy to the family of Gayle.  I had the pleasure of working with her for nine years at La Porte City Elementary.  She was always pleasant, worked hard in the lunch program, and was friendly to everyone.  
  2. Sue Morken | Dec 29, 2018
    Sorry for your loss at this difficult time.  Marcia and I were hoping to come to the funeral but the weather scared us out.  Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers.  Sue
  3. Jill Pompeu | Dec 28, 2018

    Carol and family,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. what a sweet woman "Lori's Grandma" was. The word that comes to mind is 'treasure'. And I know she was a treasure to your family.May peace find you in these coming days.

     Love, Jill


  4. Janice Tyler-Blanchard | Dec 26, 2018

    Carol and family , I just heard of your Mothers passing.  My heart is with you at this 

    sorrowful time.  May the many lovely memeries of your times together warm your heart 

    and bring you comfort.  Know she is safe with our Lord in her new home.  

                                                                         With Sympathy,

                                                                           Jan Tyler-Blanchard

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